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OneSpark Crowdfunding Festival Receives Recognition as Top Festival

OneSpark Top 300 Festival

One Spark was named one of the top 300 festivals to attend in the world by Fest300 Magazine this month according to an announcement by event officials. Apparently Fest300 crowdsourced the final 30 festivals on their list, and, thanks to supporter’s votes, was voted 21 out of over 120 entries. “One Spark is honored to be among… Read More

OurCrowd Sees $4 Million Invested in 24 Hours at Global Investor Summit

Jon Medved

Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd launched the first day of its Global Investor Summit with a bang generating $4 million invested in startups listed on the OurCrowd.  According to the company, approximately 1000 investors / participants from 27 different countries have descended upon Jerusalem to participate in this event targeting accredited investors.  OurCrowd states its… Read More

One Spark Announces Departure of Executive Director Joe Sampson

Joe Sampson

One Spark, the entity behind fast growing global crowdfunding festival, has announced the departure of key employee Joe Sampson.  In a brief note, One Spark representatives stated that Sampson will be departing to “pursue other opportunities”. “One Spark is a great organization that’s done incredible work in a very short period of time,” said Joe… Read More

ECN Crowdfunding Convention Opens Next Week in Paris

ECN Convention Speakers 2014

The European Crowdfunding Network will be holding its annual convention in Paris next week and they recently shared an updated agenda with their members.  ECN expects over 300 participants for this pan-European event with representatives from across Europe gathering to discuss the current crowdfunding environment and debate the best approach to propel the benefits of… Read More

OneSpark Crowdfunding Festival Now Accepting Creator Registration for 2015 Event

OneSpark Check 2014

The “worlds largest crowdfunding festival” states there will be bigger awards for creator projects, exhibit in more venues and accept rewards-based crowdfunding contributions from anywhere in the world”. One Spark will offer official creators 13 different $15,000 awards, over 80 venues to showcase their projects in and free entry into the One Spark Speaker Summit. Financial resources offered… Read More

ECN Publishes Program for Europe-Wide Crowdfunding Convention

ECN Speakers 2014 European Crowdfunding Network

The European Crowdfunding Network is ramping up for what strives to be the “reference event” for the fast growing crowdfunding industry across the EU.  Organizers have published a detailed program for the convention that will take place in Paris on December 11th and 12th.  Noted speakers include Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann, Candace Johnson President of… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Announces Speaker Lineup for 2015

One Spark Speakers 2015

The “Worlds Largest Crowdfunding Festival” One Spark has shared the lineup for their 2015 Speaker Summit scheduled for April 7, 2015 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Headliners for this year’s One Spark Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union include; Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline Daymond John, founder and CEO, FUBU, star of… Read More

SEC Small Business Forum Publishes Agenda, Panelists

SEC Commissioners

The Securities and Exchange Commission has published the agenda, along with the names of the associated panelists, for the 2014 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.  Each of the five sitting Commissioners are expected to be in attendance including Chair Mary Jo White. The scheduled topics for this years forum include  secondary markets… Read More

SEC & SBA Host Reception Prior to Small Business Forum in DC Next Week

SBA:SEC Pre Small Business Forum Event

The SEC Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation has gained in popularity in recent years.  In light of the JOBS Act and growing recognition of the profound importance of small business to economic growth – what was once a bit of a quiet affair has become a several day gathering. The Forum is scheduled… Read More

ECN Preps for Premier European Crowdfunding Event in Paris

ECN speakers Europe

The European Crowdfunding Network, or ECN, is preparing for its annual conference in what is probably the premier European gathering to discuss the new frontier of early stage capital formation.  Noting that crowdfunding is the “fasting growing financing source for SME’s”, the convention is poised to be the “reference event” for the entire European crowdfunding… Read More

CFIRA Set to Discuss JOBS Act & More at Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC

Washington DC Capitol Building

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has scheduled a public event in Washington, DC, on November 21st, to update and review the community on various aspects of the JOBS Act including Title II, Title III and Title IV.  The 2nd Annual Regulatory Summit has been scheduled to follow the SEC’s annual Government Business Forum on Small… Read More

Growth Capital Summit Tackles JOBS Act & More on Eve of SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Growth Capital Summit Speakers

November is a big month in Washingtong, DC.  Not only is it the mid-term election season that happens to have a bit of excitement in the air with the Senate being up for grabs, but also there are several events targeting the small business community.  The SEC has traditionally hosted its annual Government-Business Forum on Small… Read More

David Weild: “NASAA is Doing Incredible Harm to The Economy and They Need to Stand Down” (Video)

David Weild

David Weild, former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and current CEO of IssuWorks, made an appearance at the offices of Pepper Hamilton last week to discuss capital formation for small businesses. The event was organized by Dara Albright, a vocal advocate of crowdfunding and a leading voice on the JOBS Act. Weild started his presentation by… Read More

Global Crowdfunding Convention 2014 (Slideshow)

3rd Global Crowdfunding Convention GCCB2014

The 3rd annual Global Crowdfunding Convention took place in Las Vegas last week.  The three day event spanned the spectrum from investment to donations based crowdfunding.  Participants came from around the world to talk crowdfunding and the future of this new approach to capital formation. Headline speakers included Kevin Harrington and Scott McKain while well… Read More

Brief: OurCrowd Schedules Global Investor Summit

OurCrowd Global Summit

Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has scheduled an investor summit for this December to be held in Jerusalem, Israel.  The OurCrowd team will convene with angel and venture capitalists from around the world.  The event will also bring together over 40 startups from the OurCrowd portfolio to showcase their companies.  ReWalk, the first OurCrowd portfolio… Read More

Seminar Will Tackle New Regulatory Framework of Crowdfunding

Guzik Hanks Ellenoff Korn Taubman

Gathering Features JOBS Act Advocates Including; Congressman Patrick McHenry, David Weild , Sam Guzik, Doug Ellenoff, Sara Hanks, Brian Korn and more. Next week in New York City a group of crowdfunding industry advocates, legal though leaders and securities analysts will gather to discuss the new regulatory framework that has the potential to restore a… Read More

The European Crowdfunding Network Provides Details on Annual Convention in Paris

Arc de Triomphe by Benjamin Stäudinger Paris France

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) announced they were holding their annual convention in Paris earlier this year but the crowdfunding advocate group has recently shared additional details on the forthcoming event. The ECN is a professional network promoting adequate transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion… Read More

Crowdfund Banking & Lending Summit Targets New Age of Banking

Ron Suber 2014 Lendit

Event organizer Coastal Shows is readying for their first Banking and Lending Summit set to take place next week in San Francisco. A growing surge of peer to peer lending and crowdfunding platforms are filling a void left by traditional banks.  Some banks are partnering with new platforms as they see new opportunity for growth… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Seeks Panel of Jurors

Worlds Largest Crowdfunding Festival

One Spark, “the Worlds Crowdfunding Festival”, has quickly become a defining event for Jacksonville, Florida (where it all started) and the crowdfunding world. The city wide event has grown each year – something organizers expect to occur again in 2015.  As part of the festival there are awards, including cash, for crowdfunding projects in six… Read More

Brief: Crowdsourcing Week is Ready for European Conference

Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014

Crowdsourcing week is gearing up for their European event scheduled to take place in Copenhagen later this month.  Following successful events in both  Singapore, and a recent gathering in Warsaw, Crowdsourcing Week is taking their message of collaboration and the crowd economy to Denmark with a long list of industry participants. The three day event… Read More